Paramount signs Berman for five more years

Despite the critical and financial flop of the 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection, the mediocre to low ratings of the television programs Star Trek: Voyager and, more recently, Enterprise, Paramount Pictures signed Trek executive producer Rick Berman to a new, five-year contract last month, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Berman will rake in eight figures from the studio and says that he hopes to start working on some non-Trek projects as well. “Now that I’m going to have a little time to breathe, I’ve told both the movie and TV people here that I want to start developing some projects where people wear sneakers and drive in cars,” he said.